Pre-School

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Welcome to University Synagogue Pre-School where your children will smile from the minute they arrive!  Our goal is to instill a love of learning and make each day an exciting adventure for each and every child.  Thank you for entrusting our passionate and enthusiastic staff with the most important years of your child’s development.

Our Philosphy

Children learn best in a warm, nurturing, loving and safe environment.  With an exciting, creative, multi-sensory approach, our teachers create a spark that becomes a thirst for learning.  Our goal is to provide an individualized, non-stressful developmental setting where children are given opportunities to explore, discover and prepare for a successful Kindergarten experience.

Children will also develop a love for Judaism and a positive Jewish identity through music, dance, food and the celebration of holidays.

We believe in a balance of structured learning and time to learn through self-initiated discovery in a wide variety of stimulating learning and play centers.

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Saluting Our Teachers 2016

 We are proud of our Pre-School teachers and their commitment to our children.

By the numbers — 

76

Years Cumulative Service at University Synagogue

201

Years Total Teaching Experience

 

· Heidi  Kahn has been teaching for 35 years, a Pre-School director for 16 years, a teacher at University Synagogue’s Religious School for 20 years, and University Synagogue’s  Pre-School Director for 9 years

· Sue Kurland has been teaching for 36 years and at University Synagogue Pre-School for 9 years

· Dilani Wijayaweera has been teaching for 14 years and at University Synagogue Pre-School for 7 years

· Gayle Jacobson has been teaching for 17 years and at University Synagogue Pre-School for 7 years

· Andrea Provenzano has been teaching for 7 years and at University Synagogue Pre-School for 7 years

· Tiffany Echavarria has been  teaching for 25 years and at University Synagogue Pre-School for 5 years

· Sheila Dreyfuss has been teaching for 8 years and at University Synagogue Pre-School for 8 years

· Kristy Oyler has been teaching for 8 years and at University Synagogue Pre-School for 5 years

· Catherine Leach has been teaching for 17 years and at University Synagogue Pre-School for 4 years

· Linda Ascher has been teaching for 11  years and at University Synagogue Pre-School for 4 years

· Daniella Drobis has been teaching for 5 years and at University Synagogue Pre-School for 4 years

· Ernie Higuera has been teaching for 5 years and at University Synagogue Pre-School for 4 years

· Farishta Shalemi has been teaching for 10 years and at University Synagogue Pre-School for 3 years

· Mindy Guralnik has been teaching for 15 years and at University Synagogue Pre-School for 3 years

· Natalie McArthur has been teaching for 7 years and at University Synagogue Pre-School for 2 years

· Alicia Eastman has been teaching for 2 years and at University Synagogue Pre-School for 2 years